Service for 6 people (6 place settings) in this Oneida Nobility Plate 1937 CAPRICE pattern silverplate flatware set. This set features the modern dinner service with long handles which is also called the viande or grille style. The pieces have shorter service ends but longer handle sections than the traditional style of dinner size pieces. This attractive art deco pattern dates back to 1937 and was marketed by Oneida under their Nobility Plate backstamp and features quadruple plating.
If you are wondering what the designer had in mind when creating this pattern, here is how the company advertised it: 'Caprice...Tiny flowers, half-hidden, half-revealed, sparkle in their silver loveliness as winter's draperies are drawn aside. Caprice, a truly American design, is simplicity softened by rich decoration and denotes gaiety and entertaining in the true American manner.' So, the handle end is a curtain drawn back to partially reveal a bouquet of fresh flowers!
This service for 6 includes a total of 36 pieces which are as follows:
6 Hollow Handle Grille Style Dinner Knives 8-1/4" with French style Stainless Blades
6 Grille Style Dinner Forks 7-1/2"
6 Salad or Dessert Forks 6-1/2"
6 Round Bowl Cream Soup Spoons 6-1/8"
6 Individual Butter Spreader Knives 6-3/8"
6 Teaspoons 6-1/8"
The pieces are marked "Nobility Plate 4 crowns" except the dinner knives which are marked "Nobility Stainless" on the blades and the butter knives which are marked "Nobility" on the side.
CONDITION: This dinner set is in excellent, lightly used condition. No Monograms. Just the normal light fine surface scratching you would expect to find with a used but well cared for set. A few of the forks have a few tiny minor scratches on the backs of the tines, not detracting visually on the table. The pieces are super shiny and clean with no dullness of the finish and no plate wear. Gently hand polished and then hand washed and dried so it is ready to be given as a gift or for your own use.
Build your own set! I have many other pieces available in this pattern including serving pieces and extra place pieces. Please inquire and I'll be happy to help you build a custom dream set for you or for a gift. Additional pieces ship for free.
NOTE: If you are matching up to an existing set, please be aware that Caprice forks and knives came in different sizes. I would be happy to help you match up your set!
Buy a flatware silverware chest with your order and save with combined discounted shipping. Chests are available separately.
The "each" referred to in the Price is for a basic service for 6 people (36 pieces or 6 place settings).